Two highly sought after components that have been missing from the Facebook for Android app have arrived. Chat and push notifications have arrived today, bringing the mobile version that much closer to its web-based counterpart.
A select group of Android users will find that a new version of Google’s Voice Search awaits them in the Android Market today. Users will now have the ability to toggle on personalized recognition within the app so that it can learn how you pronounce and enunciate words.
Acer is working on their affordable Android line, the beTouch series. What we do know for sure is that it’s running Android 2.2 (FroYo), has a 2.8″ QVGA screen, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a 600MHz processor. Not exactly a top of the line phone, but for about 200€ (about US$ 268) you really can’t go wrong.
Hey all you gamers out there, did you catch the buzz that Gameloft has some new HD games?
Droidgamers reported earlier in the week that Gameloft let is slip that there were some new things underway. After the smoke has settled, we can now verify that the Gameloft mobile website is being updated with the new games and there is a new option to pay with Credit Card instead of SMS.
Google is adding a terrific new feature to their cloud-based Contacts today with the ability to revert to previous states. Users can log in and restore their contacts back to any time they’d like, up to 30 days in the past.
Huge news coming out of the eReader market today surrounding the NOOKcolor’s Android 2.2 update. According to Smartphone Magazine, the update coming in January 2011 may possibly bring the Android Market along for the ride.
Since 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has been matching parents and concerned players with the right video games and content. Today, the board takes a step forward in making things easier with the release of an Android application.
Phandroid has just picked up an exciting scoop from a source that claims that New Toy Inc. is porting their widely popular online Scrabble clone, Words With Friends, to an Android device near you.
The latest Millennial Media report (NOV ’10) is out today and it shows Android and iPhone in virtual tie for first place in smart phone OS share. With 38 percent a piece, Android and iOS devices double the next closest platform, RIM, who sits at 19 percent of the pie.
The Samsung Nexus S and Android 2.3 are set to make their retail debut later this week at a Best Buy near you. If you are thinking of stopping by
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The NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset is poised to become the de facto benchmark for mobile processors in the new year. Already expected on a number of devices such as the LG Star and Motorola tablet, DigiTimes says we should add Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung to the list.
Since last Friday’s announcement of an overhauled Android Market, we’ve heard (and seen) plenty of complaints about the new return policy. Many of you feel 15 minutes is simply not long enough to download an app/game and decide whether or not it’s worth keeping. So, what is the ideal return window for the Android Market? If not 15 minutes, then what? VOTE IN OUR POLL.
Huawei hasn’t been the best with tablets as of late, but they might be turning it around soon. Check out this video of the Huawei S7, an Android tab that’s running an unknown version of Android (most likely 1.6) and it has multitouch. Now, multitouch may not be that uncommon for us, with our Evos and Galaxy Tabs, but this is one of the higher end Huawei tablets we’ve seen with multitouch. Hopefully Huawei doesn’t contradict the whole thing by using a resistive touch screen. Only time will tell.
Twitter has put together a list of the top trending topics over the last year, complete with a breakdown of they were calculated. We knew Android was growing in popularity, but we didn’t realize it had reached Justin Bieber proportions. Yeah, that’s right – our beloved green robot was hotter than The Biebs.